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MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
London
English
04 October 2021
Virtual open day
6/30/2021
Virtual open day
7/9/2021

Program description

MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching

The Voice courses at Central are nationally and internationally renowned, giving a specialized education in the study and practice of the spoken voice. These courses are for graduates of appropriate disciplines who wish to follow a career in voice teaching and who seek specialized study and practice in voice and speech. Students will study with internationally renowned voice tutors and professionals, learn pedagogical skills for the teaching of voice on this world-leading course and network with actors, accent coaches, speech therapists and singers and undertake education and industry placements.

Admission requirements

An understanding of voice informed by appropriate work experience of at least two years is normally an essential prerequisite, or a degree (or equivalent) in a subject which has included an element of voice and speech studies. Graduates of other disciplines will be considered if they can provide evidence of previous training in voice and/or speech. You will also normally be required to have the equivalent of 20 hours teaching experience in the field of voice and/or performance-related subjects. Applicants without an undergraduate degree (or equivalent), but who have professional experience working with voice for at least two years, e.g. actors and directors, will be considered for interviews for non-standard entry. An offer will normally only be made after interview. A top-up year for those with an exciting MA or PGDip in this subject is available. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to prove their English language proficiency by gaining an overall score of 7.0 in an IELTS test. We do accept equivalent English language qualifications. Applicants are advised to gain this certification as early as possible.


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Program content

"This course is taught by way of six units, each of which is self-contained, focusing on a specific aspect of theatre and performance, followed by a final independent unit. At all points, learning combines critical reflection and the development of specific skills relevant to theatre criticism and dramaturgy, with a focus on appropriate outputs and practices.

You can develop your particular research interests and professional profile in the final unit, the Sustained Independent Project (SIP). This unit, taking place following the summer term, will give you the opportunity to work intensively in a specific area, with tutoring and support from faculty. You will determine your own focus for the SIP in conjunction with tutors, and projects may take the form, for example, of a scholarly intervention or a critical report relevant to theatre-sector issues and concerns.

Units may include:

  • Reviewing Performance
  • Shakespeare in London
  • Archiving Practices, Practicing Archives
  • Critical Contexts
  • Performing Research
  • Cultural Landscapes.

Each unit is intensive and, where appropriate, may be delivered with the participation of relevant experts, e.g. theatre journalists, arts managers, academic specialists, or in partnership with cultural organizations. You will have the opportunity in the third term to take an option unit hosted by another MA course."

Tuition fees

Full tuition for EU students 16676 GBP

Full tuition for Non-EU students 26108 GBP

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The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is part of the University of London and is widely regarded as one of the top training institutions for those wishing to work in the performing arts. Located in Swiss Cottage, north...


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